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Tan Fruit Sale – Jim Maresh – Oregon Chard – 6-13-24

Tan Fruit
 

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As the third-generation in his family to make wine, Jim Maresh knows a thing or two about crafting Grand Cru-level Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. From the winery’s prized position in the Dundee Hills, he releases what critics praise as “are some of the most impressive wines I’ve tried anywhere—not just in the US”, per Erin Brooks of the Wine Advocate.
 
Tan Fruit is Jim’s experimental Chardonnay side project first launched in late 2021. Now, you could assume that the wines are throwaway gags not meant to see the light of day, but leave it to Jim to make his side project a points-sweeping EVENT. Wine Advocate gushed over the first releases from 2019, granting the wines top marks for Oregon whites in the vintage.
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Eric et Joël Durand Sale 6-12-24

Eric et Joël Durand
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Eric et Joël Durand
 
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It’s hard to find Northern Rhône wines that combine soul and polish—it seems as if most of the new wines we taste are either hyper glossy or very rustic. To hit that sweet spot, crafting wines that speak very loudly of place but are elegant, drinkable and age-worthy—that’s special indeed. The brothers Eric and Joël of Domaine Durand do just that with their excellent offerings from Cornas.
 
Durand brothersDelivering ripe fruit, savory minerality and lifted aromatics, the meticulous work by these brothers is evident from first pour. The estate owns select parcels throughout Cornas. The plots are steeply terraced and worked exclusively by hand.
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Molitor in Graach Sale 6-11-24

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Ambition and drive define Markus Molitor and his incredible wines. After 35 years at the helm of the family business, Markus remains one of the most respected winemakers in the world. Let’s explore his estate and his wines from Graach!
 
As a towering figure in the Mosel, with an impressive, modern winery and holdings in almost every important vineyard in the region, Molitor crafts dozens of wines each year. He believes that every single sub-parcel and selective pick should be vinified to its utmost potential. He not only keeps specific vineyard blocks separate, but also vinifies specific passes through the vineyard separately. What results is a somewhat confusing, especially to those unfamiliar with German labeling conventions, but deeply rewarding portfolio of wines to explore.
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Domaine Tempier – Icon of Bandol Sale – 6-10-24

Domaine Tempier:

Icon of Bandol
 
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“Of all of the domaines we represent, no other serves more as our cornerstone, stands more in the defense of terroir, and is more intricately interwoven with our own history, than that of the iconic Peyraud family of Domaine Tempier…. If any wine can be said to have soul, it’s Tempier.” – Kermit Lynch (Importer)
 
Tempier Bandol sign from Kermit LynchDomaine Tempier is Bandol. It is the most famous producer in the region, best known for its mineral-driven and cellar-friendly rosé. The reds, though, are criminally underrated and underappreciated, especially to lovers of bold, full-throttle wines. They represent the pinnacle of Mourvèdre-based blends that could convince even the most die-hard Rhone lovers to expand their horizons, if only one could manage to convince them to try.
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Molitor – Bernkastel Selections – 6-8-24

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Molitor
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Molitor’s Bernkastel Selections
 

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Ambition and drive define Markus Molitor and his incredible wines. After 35 years at the helm of the family business, Markus remains one of the most respected winemakers in the world.
 
Molitor in the vineyardAs a towering figure in the Mosel, with an impressive, modern winery and holdings in almost every important vineyard in the region, Molitor crafts dozens of wines each year. He believes that every single sub-parcel and selective pick should be vinified to its utmost potential. He not only keeps specific vineyard blocks separate, but also specific passes through the vineyard. What results is a somewhat confusing, especially to those unfamiliar with German labeling conventions, but deeply rewarding portfolio of wines to explore.
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